Out Now – 23rd September 2011

Pray for a rainy weekend as there is a lot to stay indoors and watch this weekend. Forget lazing in the sunshine, now’s the time to get to your local independent cinema and give yourself over to the silver screen.

Drive
The first film this week making everyone #gayforgosling is a rarity: an art-house action film. As such this film about a stuntman/getaway driver should please everyone. Can’t wait to set my eyeballs on it.

Crazy, Stupid, Love.
The second film this week making everyone #gayforgosling is a rarity: a romantic comedy the critics like. As such this film about a father’s life unravelling should please everyone. Can’t wait to set my eyeballs on it.

Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times
The title pretty much explains it all. An in-depth, if pretty stale, documentary about the New York Times.

Killer Elite
“When his mentor is taken captive, a retired member of Britain’s Elite Special Air Service is forced into action. His mission: kill three assassins dispatched by their cunning leader.” This rings a bell for some reason….

Jurassic Park
One of cinema’s blockbuster classics gets a digital re-release. Worth it for Goldblum alone.

Soul Surfer
I could have sworn this based-on-a-true-story film about a girl returning to surfing after losing an arm came out years ago. I’d make a crude joke about giving my right arm to see this film, but she lost her left. Shame.

Mademoiselle Chambon (limited release)
A man becomes a substitute teacher at the request of his son’s teacher. In true French fashion he falls in love with her. Parent’s evening is going to be awkward.

Tucker & Dale vs Evil (limited release)
Very promising looking horror comedy featuring funny men Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine and sexy lady Katrina Bowden. Worth a look I reckon.

Newsreel 1 (limited release)
“Newsreel is a series of movies about London. They do not have spoken word or titles. There are sounds of people, songs, streets and rivers, pictures of movement, buildings, performance and prayer.” Blimey.

Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston (limited release)
Documentary about “the clothes, the glamour and the decadence of iconic fashion designer Halston.” Hey look, Billy Joel.

The Tapes (limited release)
“Fame-hungry Gemma asks her boyfriend Danny and his media student mate Nathan to film her Big Brother audition. They hear about a sex party and change course, but soon wish they hadn’t as the party goers turn out to be devil worshippers.” Best. Synopsis. Ever.